Earth Insight and global partners call attention to the expansion threats posed by fossil fuel, mining, and other industrial expansion in the world’s last intact remaining tropical forests in the basins of the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong-Borneo Southeast Asian regions.
These and other pressures are contributing factors to the staggering global tropical primary forest loss in 2022 which totaled 4.1 million hectares, or the equivalent of 11 football fields of forest disappearing every minute according to University of Maryland’s Global Land Analysis.
Explore basin by basin maps (see map gallery below) and analyses regarding oil, mining, and other concession overlap with intact tropical forests, Indigenous territories, and populated places (villages, communities, towns, etc.). As Indigenous and other land defenders face a continual onslaught of industrial and unregulated expansion into their territories and customary lands, rights violations and violence often follows and hundreds of distinct cultures and millions of people who have been stewarding the land for milenia are at risk.
Other publishing partners of the report include: Rainforest Foundation UK, DRC-based organization Dynamique des Groupes des Peuples Autochtones (DGPA), Cameroon-based AJESH, Auriga Nusantara from Indonesia, and COICA and the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Alliance from the Amazon basin